MAY 2019 – President’s article by Marissa Kramer

Happy May Redlands Chamber Members!

Where does the time go? It seems like a few short weeks ago we were ringing in the New Year with the Orange Drop and now we are facing the end of the school year, planning summer vacations, and looking forward to those guaranteed high temperatures again. Sounds like fun, right?

This month we had the pleasure of welcoming and participating in the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Bestdrive Tires, on Pioneer Avenue. Welcome to the Chamber! Coming up this month we have Calwest Bank and Apple One, on May 14th and 16th respectively. If you’d like to host a Ribbon Cutting or Re-Grand Opening, please let the Chamber Office know so we can add you to the schedule!

The Young Professionals Network hosted an extremely informative and fun Coffee with Fill featuring Paul Ideker of the Redlands Symphony. If I may take the liberty of speaking for the whole group at attended, we were all so pleasantly and absolutely surprised with how much we enjoyed hearing from Paul! What an important organization to our City the Symphony is, we should all take pride in, and support the Symphony! The Symphony is scheduled to perform twice this summer during the Redlands Bowl it will be well worth it to come out and support two wonderful Redlands organizations!

The State of the Community Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, June 21st at the Orton Center at the University of Redlands. This is one of the largest events that the Chamber partners with the City on and it definitely a ‘who’s who’ of Redlands! Anyone who is anyone is at the State of the City luncheon! PLEASE RSVP early and save our staff of twenty, I mean Jan, an unnecessary heart attack.

Circa 2020 hosted Business to Business for March, thank you to the entire team at Circa 2020 for opening your doors and making us all feel welcome! If you have an event space or venue and you’d like to host a Business to Business, please contact the Chamber Office.

The Executive Search Committee is accepting and reviewing resumes for the position of “Fearless Leader” of this great organization! If you (or someone you know) is interested in becoming the next Executive Director for the Chamber of Commerce they can always reach out to me directly or the Chamber Office.



Marissa Kramer

2019 Chamber President